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Now Open Gurnee

Calling all chocoholics! Bill and Donna Collazo are pleased to announce the opening of The Chocolate Sanctuary, Gurnee's newest dining destination. The restaurant is now open and inviting guests to try their rich concept of chocolate-centric fare. The Collazo's have created an oasis for chocolate lovers and non-chocolate lovers alike- designing a menu capable of catering to everyone's tastes. You will find hints of flavor from the restaurants namesake, but never overpowering other flavors of the dish. Dishes incorporate the cocoa bean in many forms, creating a savory yet decadent flavor profile.

The Chocolate Sanctuary will be open for lunch and dinner serving unique offerings that will excite the palate and awaken the cocoa lover in all of us. Dishes will include a wide variety of appetizers and plates to share, soups, salads and sandwiches. The featured soup will be a Spiced Cocoa Butternut Squash Soup as well as a special Soup of the Day. Other chocolate-esque menu items include The Sanctuary Chopped Salad featuring a Chocolate Vinaigrette and certain Sandwiches will be finished with Mole Mayonnaise to further incorporate the chocolate theme.

Sanctuary Signature Chocolate Infused Items are sure to be a crowd favorite. With dishes such as Dark Chocolate and Stout Braised Short Ribs, Red Mole Brick Chicken, Cocoa-Nib Citrus Crusted Salmon and Chicken Mascarpone & Savory Cocoa Fettuccine you can't go wrong. Guests will be surprised by the hints of familiar cocoa and delighted at the depth of flavor it compliments to each dish. In addition, certain signature items can be made without chocolate upon request.

The Chocolate Sanctuary is open Weekdays 11am-10pm, Friday & Sat 11am-12pm, Sunday Dinner 4pm-9pm. Please visit

or call (224) 944-0808 for reservations.

6 oz Filet served with seasonal vegetables


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